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Onondaga County, New York

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The Salt City

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Statistics & Facts

The New York state capital is Albany.
The population of Syracuse is approximately 163,860 (1990), 145170 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 71,502 (1990), 57355 (2010).
The amount of land area in Syracuse is 65.019 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 1.426 sq kilometers.
The distance from Syracuse to Washington DC is 289 miles.
The distance to the New York state capital is 127 miles. (as the crow flies)
Syracuse is positioned 43.04 degrees north of the equator and 76.14 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Syracuse elevation is 522 feet above sea level.


in central New York State, southeast of Lake Ontario.
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History & History Related Items

This area was a prominent city as far back as 1570 when the Onondagas Indian chief, Hiawatha, chose it as the location of the capital of the Iroquois Confederacy. Fort Ste. Marie de Gannentaha was built by the Jesuits here in 1656, but it was abandoned after only two years due to the local Indian hostility. Salt helped to make the area what it is bringing both the Indian and the Anglo-American settlers here. The city was founded in 1805 and became the major supplier of salt for the entire country. The nickname, The Salt City, came because of the many salt mines in the area at this time.

Syracuse University was established in 1870 and is on a 640 acre campus, bringing students and visitors alike.
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The founding of Syracuse



Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
1 Conservation Pl.
Syracuse, NY 13204-2528
Phone: 315-435-8511
The zoo is open through the winter
Home of the Elephant Extravaganza & The Great Zoo Boo

Erie Canal Museum
318 Erie Blvd. E.
Syracuse, New York
Phone: 315-471-0593

Everson Museum of Art
401 Harrison St.
Syracuse, New York
Phone: 315-474-6064

Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology
Franklin St. at W. Jefferson St.
Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-425-9068

Onondaga Lake Park
5 miles north off I-81
Phone: 315-453-6712

Syracuse is the only place in the United States with a traffic signal that has the green on top- caused by Irish immigrants protesting the green being on the bottom

The New York State Fair
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Syracuse City Government

Syracuse Mayor Office
233 E Washington St # 201
Syracuse, NY 13202-1421
Phone: 315-448-8005
Phone: 315-448-8382 (City Clerk)

Camillus Town Clerk
4600 W Genesee St
Syracuse, NY 13219-1734
Phone: 315-488-1234

North Syracuse Mayor's Office
600 S Bay Rd
Syracuse, NY 13212-3118
Phone: 315-458-0900

Onondaga Town Clerk
4801 W Seneca Turnpike
Syracuse, NY 13215-2220
Phone: 315-469-1583

Syracuse Chamber

Chamber Of Commerce
572 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13202-3320
Phone: 315-470-1800

Syracuse Organizations

Chamber Of Commerce
572 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13202-3320
Phone: 315-470-1800

Syracuse Libraries

Central New York Library
3049 E Genesee St.
Syracuse, NY 13224-1644
Phone: 315-446-5446

Onondaga County Public Library
211 S Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-1307
Phone: 315-435-3395

Onondaga County Public Library
1204 S Geddes St
Syracuse, NY 13204-3937
Phone: 315-435-3797

Syracuse Schools

Catholic School Office
240 E Onondaga St
Syracuse, NY 13202-2608
Phone: 315-470-1450

Syracuse City School District
725 Harrison St.
Syracuse, NY 13210-2325
Phone: 315-435-4499

Westhill Central School District
400 Walberta Rd
Syracuse, NY 13219-2214
Phone: 315-476-5329


Empire State College
219 Walton St.
Syracuse, NY 13202-1226
Phone: 315-472-5730

Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Rd
Syracuse, NY 13214-1300
Phone: 315-445-4100
LeMoyne College is a Catholic college founded in the Jesuit tradition of rigorous education in the liberal arts.

Onondaga Community College
4941 Onondaga Rd
Syracuse, NY 13215-2001
Phone: 315-498-2622

Syracuse University
300 Tolley Adm Bldg
Syracuse, NY 13244
Phone: 315-443-1870

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